"Although it was a close match in the end, I'm glad to capture the first leg. I didn't compete in many legs last year so I didn't qualify for the Tournament of Champions. But hopefully, with a good start this year, I will qualify for next year."
The champion sailed past compatriot and 2012 ABF Tour Kuwait leg champion, Hareb Al Mansoori 216-160 in the first semi-final match. He also registered impressive wins over Michael Mak of Hong Kong, 238-211 in Round 2 and over debutant, Ahmed Fareed of Bahrain, 210-181 in the opening round.
Janahi squeezed into the final with a low-scoring match against Sithiphol Kunaksorn of Thailand, 177-169 in the other semi. The first runner-up also defeated Ryan Lalisang, 215-202 in Round 2 and second seed, Yousif Falah 197-179 in the first round.